Nearly three years ago, Denise Duhamel packed the Bayley Room in Beeghly Library for a reading and discussion of her poetry. On Tuesday, September 10, she returned, once again greeted by an SRO crowd, to share the poetry she selected for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2013, for which she served as guest editor.
Three years ago, during a stint as poet-in-residence at the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal, as he walked the streets of the medieval city, Ohio Wesleyan professor and poet Juan Armando Rojas, Ph.D., found himself asking questions because, as he says, “poetry asks questions. It doesn’t answer them.” The questions that intrigued him were, “Where am I right now?” “Where have I been?” and “What is my role as a human being, a teacher, a father, an intellectual, and a poet?”
Late this month, Ohio Wesleyan Associate Chaplain Lisa Ho will find herself in the company of Vice President Joe Biden, Presidential Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as she attends a “national gathering of some of the most influential and leading clergy” for a national convening and briefing on the faith response to gun violence.
It was a busy summer for Patricio Plazolles, Program Officer at Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, as he traveled to various conferences throughout Peru speaking on Global Leadership Development and Emotional, Social, and Cultural Intelligence as a Model for Professional Success.
Tuesday evening, April 3, Professor of English and Director of OWU’s Creative Writing Program Robert Olmstead unveiled his latest book, The Coldest Night, which was released that day by Algonquin Books and already is garnering critical acclaim. A packed, friendly house at Beehive Books in downtown Delaware listened as Olmstead read a few opening pages and then took questions.
Throughout the United States, former Ohio Wesleyan soccer players, and in fact, the entire OWU family, are celebrating the success of this year’s team and its coach, Dr. Jay Martin. Tomight, the team won the University’s second national championship—and Martin became the country’s all-time winningest men’s soccer coach in any NCAA division, with 608 victories.